• Bat, ‘bulldozer' allegedly used in neighbor dispute

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    PITTSBURGH - A dispute between neighbors led to two men being handcuffed and taken to jail.

    The incident happened on Spring Garden Avenue, and the neighbors involved have conflicting stories.

    Residents on one side of the street said there was an issue with trespassing and that they were defending themselves.

    Their neighbor across the street claims there was damage done to his truck and backhoe.

    “Well, the neighbor over yonder took a baseball bat after these boys,” said Mark Critz. “He went and hid inside his machine so he wouldn't get whacked with a bat. I told him to pick up a log and do him in.”

    Justin Bradac, was taken into police custody, as was his uncle, Robert Dukes.

    Wayne Thompson, Jr. said he didn’t like what he saw unfolding on his family’s private property, and that Bradac came onto the property with a pit bull and a lead pipe. According to Thompson, Dukes had a baseball bat.

    Thompson was not charged in the incident, but Bradac’s sister, Christina Bradac, said he should have been.

    “Whenever I came out I saw them chasing my brother with a bulldozer,” she said.

    Christina Bradac said her brother was injured and that he didn’t know he was on private property. She said the pit bull got loose when her brother opened the door.

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